The Metaphor Problem

by Scott Smith

John McNally has once again posted a killer essay on his blog. It’s a shame he doesn’t blog more often. I suspect the man could topple governments with his wordprocessor.

His last anthology, When I Was A Loser, has an essay by Will Clarke that’s caused a ruckus in Rhode Island (by the way, when is the last time you thought of Rhode Island?).Map of Rhode Island

Apparently the essay’s title, “How to Kill a Boy Nobody Likes,” should have had a ;-> printed next to it because the title is metaphorical, not literal. Some parents in R.I. didn’t care for the essay being available to their children.

I suggest you take a look at Will’s profile on Amazon as well.

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